Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Tuesday, addressed the health scare in Delhi and said that 600 machines will be used to carry out intensive fogging on alternate days in Delhi. He said that the Delhi government will start with 100 machines from September 22 and from September 26, all the 600 machines will carry out fogging for a month in the state. Sisodia was on a trip to Finland to study their educational system and provide better facilities for the students of Delhi. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government has been facing a lot of criticism for not being able to protect its citizens from the jaws of dengue and chikungunya. Many political parties have blamed AAP for playing blame games. AAP was also accused of not putting the interests of Public ahead of its own electoral politics.
Though the Lieutenant Governer of Delhi had asked him to cut his trip short due to the outbreak of Dengue and Chikungunya in the state, Sisodia returned to the country as per his original schedule. On return, he faced an ink attack for handling the public crisis poorly. After his meeting with Jung, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “I met the Lt-Governor and told him about the education system in Finland. There will be no compromise on issues on health and education in Delhi. This is largely what we discussed.”
This was the first meeting between an AAP minister and the LG after the two sides traded barbs after Health Minister Satyendar Jain and Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra failed to meet Jung last Saturday. The LG’s office had said the ministers did not seek prior appointment and accused the AAP government of politicising the issue when the city was grappling with a health crisis. Dengue and chikungunya complications have claimed at least 33 lives this season and affected over 2,800 people in the national capital.